Montana Reports Brown Trout Decline Across Southwest Rivers

May 20, 2021 By: Marshall Cutchin

Brown Trout Montana

Biologists and state wildlife officials are reporting an unusual drop in the numbers of brown trout in many of the state’s most popular waters, according to an article in yesterday’s Billings Gazette.

“Southwest Montana has a brown trout problem. The species is dropping in numbers across a wide range of the region’s rivers, biologists are stumped as to the cause, and a looming summer of drought is putting on the heat. It’s all hands on deck, and the experts are out for solutions.”